Aug 192019

Halt! Who goes there?

Ernie! Why are you laying on the stairs? You’re going to get stepped on.

black cat laying on stairs

I’m the Guard Cat of the Stairs, mom. What’s the secret password?

Password? I don’t know what the password is…I didn’t even know there was one.

There is now! And no one gets by me without saying it.

Looks like I’m stuck here.

black cat laying on stairs

You got some treats? Y’know…I can be bribed.

You’re not a very good guard cat then, Ernie, if you can be bribed.

Hmmm…guess I’m more of a hungry guard cat than a good one. Now go get some treats!

  45 Responses to “Guard Cat of the Stairs”

  1. Oh Ernie, that second picture of you is just the best. Hope the Mom brings you some treats so she can get up the stairs. You all have a perfect Monday.

  2. theo wants to discuss your guard strategy. is it better to lie on a step toward the bottom or a step closer to the top? and he also wants to know if you’ll share your treats with him.

  3. Ernie, you make the rules, and she’ll just have to abide by them…her rules mean NUTHIN’!

  4. Ernie, you need to get some extra securikitty courses – MOL!

  5. We would have suspected that the password is, “treats.” Guess it doesn’t matter as long as you got some. Cooper Murphy likes to lie on the stairs. He can cover the entire width of the stair and refuses to move. You do seem to be a bit more flexible, Ernie. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  6. Guard cats can be bribed, right?

  7. Ernie, you make such a cute guard 🙂

  8. Yes, charge a toll of 5 treats to pass you on the steps. 🙂

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhh Ernie we all know our tummies are rule of us right?
    Hugs Cecilia

  10. Whatever works on getting treats. I like your style.

    Have a purrfect day and week. My best to your mom. ♥

  11. Mew mew mew iss obveeuss Ernie! Passwerd iss TREETSS! May me go upss stairss now??
    **purrsss** BellaDharma

  12. Ernie, you’re such a demanding guard cat! 🙂

  13. Ernie, you can’t give in that fast for just treats only. We say to demand more next time. But treats for kitties is a good bribe. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

  14. Ernie, I think you accomplished what you meant to do!

  15. Ernie, that’s a great scheme to get more treats.

  16. Hey, if it works then go for it Ernie!

  17. Charging a few treats works as well ! Purrs

  18. Instead of being bribed…you are simply charging a toll for the stairs.

  19. You are a good guard cat, Ernie, and it’s a bonus being bribed with treats.

  20. You’re a smart guard cat, Ernie!

  21. You’re a cute guard cat:))

  22. love the photos and little bit of tongue! Sweetie!!

  23. Chris is our guard here. He guards the food bowl. 🙂

  24. We’re pretty sure all your buds have guessed the password, Ernie. Hope your mom doesn’t read our comments!

  25. The password is TREATS!

  26. Well, obviously the password is “OK here’s a treat”!

  27. We sure hope you got Ernie those treats, Lady, cause if not we think you might still be trapped there on your very own staircase. Ernie means business.

  28. What a racket you’ve got going there Guard Ernie!

    Hugs, Teddy

  29. Without the password, we think it’s fair to exchange treats for passage! Well, as long as enough treats are involved!

  30. Duh, don’t THEY know that TREATS is the password? DUHSVILLE.

  31. I think the purrfect secret password would be treats, Ernie!

  32. Oh Ernie, you’re so funny. Hope ya’ got lots of treats. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  33. LOL it’s hard to be a good guard kitty when you are a hungry kitty 🙂
    I really love the close up photo of you, Ernie. You are so handsome!

  34. Hey, everyone has a price, right? MOL.
    This makes us think of our angel cat Conrad, he used to love to guard the stairs, and all the dogs were afraid to pass him!! 🙂

  35. tee hee! Ernie, we think you are a good guard cat – treats are a fair trade for passage and we hope you got lots

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie ditto, TL

  36. We’re pretty sure the secret password is … (whispers) ::treats::

  37. I hope you ask for one treat for every step, Ernie…you might get a business here…MOL 😀 Extra Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday 🙂 <3

  38. Hold out for the good stuff, Ernie!

  39. Ernie, I like how you have capitalized on opportunities there at your home. I tend to guard thresholds. I do believe I have stumbled onto a money make.

  40. MOL, Ernie! You may not be the best guard cat, but you sure are an adorable one!

  41. Did you get your treats, Ernie?

  42. Treats IS the password! You ARE a good guardcat, Ernie.

  43. Ernie dude, we can tell mew mean business – did mew swap stair passes fur treats? MOL XOX

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